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The University of Alabama at Birmingham, a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It started as the Birmingham Extension Center in 1936, and it became the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1984. Today, it sits on more than 250 acres of land in an urban setting. It is affiliated with the UAB Health System, which is one of the biggest academic medical facilities in the nation. Notable alumni include golfer Graeme McDowell, college president Carol Garrison, singer-songwriter Sam Hunt, biochemist Lawrence J. DeLucas, football player Roddy White, physician Deidre Downs, football player Joe Webb, politician Chris Collins, Former Surgeon General of the United States Regina Benjamin and football player Darrell Hackney. The school’s colors are green, white and gold, its mascot is Blaze the Dragon and its teams are nicknamed the Blazers. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Conference USA, and the university offers 17 different varsity sports. They include men’s baseball, basketball, football, tennis, soccer and golf, and women’s soccer, bowling, cross country, golf, tennis, track and field, beach volleyball, basketball and volleyball.
Birmingham is a city located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2017 population of 210,710, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. More from Wikipedia...
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